Once a normal wall, it gained its significance during the communist regime and became a symbol of freedom, western culture and rebellion against the regime. The wall became a safe place for people to express their opinions and grievances. Among those, inspiring lyrics and positive messages would appear including John Lennon's quote and The Beatles lines.
The death of John Lennon
After Lennon's tragic death in 1980, an unknown artist painted a single image of the singer-songwriter followed with lyrics from John Lennon's and The Beatles songs. The wall transformed into a prime site for Beatles-inspired graffiti and political messages.
Over the years
Over the years, the Lennon Wall has undergone many changes yet it never lost its symbolic value. Locals as well as visitors from all over the world, visit the wall to leave positive messages, little poems, inspiring lyrics, Lennon and the Beatles graffiti.
What started as a symbol of the struggle for liberation from the communist regime, now undoubtedly symbolises freedom, free speech, peace, resistance and most importantly represents global ideals such as love and peace.